New 916 owner with some questions! Hello!
I've dipped my toe into the world of Alfa ownership for the first time! Well, clarkson said we should try it at least once, so he goes!
Picked up a cheap and cheerful 1996 spider as a bit of a toy... Seems to run ok, but think it's had a neglected life.... Looking at mots it was off the road between 2007 and 2013! Some of the bolts seem to have suffered as a result showing the previous owner may not have been entirely honest with me about how well it's been maintained!
Anyway, work to do....
First things first....
I got 2 keys with it, apparently. He has found another that he's posting to me.... But no remote fob... No big deal I guess, but would be handy. I have got a end key and a brown key.... But... Went to start it today and it said code on the dash, and just turned over. I remember he had to connec the battery when I went for it, so, disconnected it and reconnected it, and fired up fine!?! Any clues? Is the immobiliser triggered by time or locked?
Second... Water in the passenger footwell! But, it's clear... And, it's really rained overnight...plus, it's very gunky under the windscreen so I'll take the cover off in the week and hope it's just leaves everywhere!?
Last one...high idle... I know this could be allsorts, so for now, I've ordered a throttle body, tps and idle control valve... All in one used so cheap enough to eliminate.... Done the tape thing, Ecuador reset etc.... I guess after that, it's maf, the. Potentimoeter...which I can't find! Looked everywhere up above the fuse box...has it even got one?!?
Oh... Weirdly, if I put my fit under the throttle pedal and lift it, the revs drop, to the point I can get it to stall?! Normal?!
All in all, a rolling project...it's going to be an experience and a joy!!